Alexander Green is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Boston University. Dr. Green obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in 2010 and his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto in 2005. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Wyss Institute at Harvard. He was an assistant professor at Arizona State University from 2015 to 2020.

Dr. Green has pursued research in diverse areas ranging from synthetic biology to self-assembly to carbon nanomaterials with applications in flexible electronics, energy, and low-cost diagnostics. Dr. Green is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology (2017) and the recipient of an NIH New Innovator Award (2017), a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2017), a DARPA Young Faculty Award Director’s Fellowship (2019), and an Arizona Biomedical Research Commission New Investigator Award (2017). He has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications that have accumulated over 10,000 citations, including seven in Cell, Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, and Nature Chemistry. Dr. Green has eight granted and 24 provisional patents. He has received over $6 million in external funding since starting his independent career.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Academic Appointments and Education


Boston University, Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering Department


Arizona State University, Adjunct Professor
The Biodesign Institute and School of Molecular Sciences


Arizona State University, Assistant Professor
The Biodesign Institute and School of Molecular Sciences


Wyss Institute at Harvard University, Postdoctoral Fellow
Advisors: Peng Yin & James J. Collins


Northwestern University, NSERC Graduate Fellow
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Mark C. Hersam


University of Toronto
B.A.Sc. with Honours in Engineering Science, Nanoengineering Option
Advisors: Edward H. Sargent & R. J. Dwayne Miller